02/11 Thursday: Daniel Oppenheimer, Dr. Joseph Giaime, WAFB Anchor Matt Williams, Stephen Handwerk

HOUR ONE:

Daniel Oppenheimer: Exit Right

Daniel Oppenheimer is a writer and short documentary filmmaker whose articles and videos have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Tablet Magazine, and Salon.com.  He is on the show today to talk about his first book, Exit Right. In this book, Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours of American politics in the twentieth century.

Dr. Joseph Giaime (LIGO)

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Dr. Joseph Giaime talks today about LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the first ever detection of gravitational waves.  This monumental observation marks the beginning of the era of gravitational-wave astronomy and provides evidence for one of the last unverified predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity.

HOUR TWO:

WAFB's Matt Williams

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Matt Williams is 9 News This Morning anchor for Baton Rouge's WAFB. Matt talks with Jim about Donald Trump's Louisiana rally this afternoon and his views on taxes and budget cuts.

Exec. Dir. of Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk

Stephen Handwerk is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party.  He talks to Jim about Gov. John Bell Edwards, TOPS for students, budget cuts, taxes and more today on the show.